June 6, 2012
Gone are the birds head feathers while the new logo sports pointier wings that are slanted upward. Regular Twitter users will also notice a slightly darker shade of blue filling in the birds body.
In a Twitter blog post creative director Doug Bowman wrote:
“Our new bird grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry. This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles — similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends.”
“Whether soaring high above the earth to take in a broad view, or flocking with other birds to achieve a common purpose, a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope and limitless possibility.”